AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
Short and Sweet: The Hard Work Begins
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AUCKLAND, NZ - January 16, 1999 - Stay tuned to the AmericaOne website as we post reports from the team as they begin an intensive two-month training program in New Zealand. Straight from the top, here is Paul Cayard's report:
Daily Report, January 16, 1999
We had a great day today. Wind for the northeast, 8-11 knots with smooth water. We trained all day with AmericaTrue. It was very productive, both boats being very similar in performance in these conditions. We sailed on a 2 mile course completing 12 legs with the boats very close. It was good for both teams' crew work and tactical understanding of the race course. We are planning to continue our cooperation with True which will be very beneficial to both teams.
Tomorrow's forecast is for a low pressure system to pass over us, go out to the east a bit, and then come back over us again. So the winds may be a bit light and variable. We are training with AmericaTrue tomorrow and in the evening we are having our first Bar-B-Q at our base and have invited AmericaTrue.
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